In my early teenage years I started out with a box of cheap oil colours. The interest grew to the point where I took a master in art. And although not working within the field (I am currently working with illustration and graphic design), creating art pieces has remained an interest and something I do not for a living but for breathing.
There are themes that somehow seem to come back to me over and over again. Those are the themes of life’s contraditions: human’s warmth and cold, nature’s beauty, vibrancy and its unmercifulness, the violence and the peace, the expected and the unexpected, the fragile and the strong.
Another fascinating subject that often stirs up my mind into artistic action is the play of the mind, our interpretation of reality, the nature of reality, dreams and what separates dreams from reality. The human consciousness seems to be an endless resource of surprices and compelling complexity.
Media and techniques
Before 2010 most of the work were with pen or brush, but eventually the focus on the technique became consuming and I gradually switched over to more spontaneous techniques such as collage or mixed media, “to let the randomness and chaos in”. Since 2010 I have also started experimenting with photo and film. A few such experiments will hopefully be posted here eventually.
I belive that some art can stand for itself, but that some art should be explained, and that art is not less “art” (some would disagree – I know).
Except from making art I am a keen kite surfer in the cold waters of the Swedish westcoast, a devoted salsa dancer (and other latin dances), an addicted ski junkie in the Norweigan mountains, and a sucker for ted-talks (ted.com) and other sources of pop-scientific, nerdy, overly informative but oh-so-interesting information about what’s going on in the world.
Write to me at: email@example.com
Charlotta Boberg Gustafsson at Chromoscope
- Alice in Wonderland
- Behorned woman
- Graphic design
- Mixed media
- Paintings before 2010